Home from New York

7:41 AM

It’s great to be home, here early on Saturday morning. All are still asleep except for me and Rasta the dog, who is waiting somewhat patiently for our 4 mile walk. I’m looking forward to it too, and we’ll get on the way when the latest Ed Tech Musician podcast downloads into iPodder and on to my iPod.

Yesterday was a very good day in rural New York, speaking to about a hundred library media specialists about contemporary literacy, and then in the afternoon, a short session on Blogs, RSS, and Podcasting. It was great fun with a great group of professionals.

Vivian Vande Velde speaking to NY educatorsFor me, the highlight was listening to author, Vivian Vande Velde talk about the joys and some of the pitfalls of being a children’s book writer. Many of her works are fantasy and sci-fi, and, as you might imagine, she is controversial among those well-meaning community members who pay a lot of attention to what children read and have a very narrow tolerance for new ideas and how ideas are expressed.

Vivian, just sent out an e-mail to the the conference planners and to me with some pictures that she took and that were taken by attendees with her camera. So take a peek.

Time to go walk!

Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.